ilLESLEY JJLLtGE LlbK*r<Y •'ELLESLEY, MaSS. SWELLESLEY SNOOZE EXTRA WELLESLEY, MASS, FEBRUARY 3, 1938 Skiers Frolic At Lake Flacid Miss Jello Junes Takes Party to Winter Sports Carnival; Ski-tow Adds to Fun WINNERS SKIS TO SONC Your Raveling Reporter (the knit- wit) got wind yesterday of a most superb winter sports carnival held last week-end at Lake Flacid. An uneven dozen rugged outdoor enthusiasts from here donned their rubber boots, par- kas, and knee-pads, to go tripping off from Wellesley's sunny clime to attend the Lake Flacid festivities. Miss Jello Junes, dean of the class of '40, was the inaugurator of the expedi- tion. And a competent leader she was, for her stability on snowshoes was equalled only by the prowess of Mr. Arthuro Snortin', the winter sports in- structor. The chief mode of trans- portation to Lake Flacid was by train, but several members of the party blew Into town with Miss Rather A. Slack- Ford, bruised but happy. The party was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Mikie Wriggler, who said their duties were considerably lessened by their skiing ability. Saturday's feature event was a ski- race in which the Wellesleyites entered with the greatest of busto. Among the striking feminine figures was Miss Grayskl Howardskl, whose dove-gray skis harmonized most botanically with the baby's breath she was wearing especially for the occasion. Miss Seal Swampsum of the libel department, keeping warm inside the skin of one of her Alaskan cousins, expressed ap- preciation for the deep fall of snow which made the skiing so much more comfortable. In the male competition two audibly prominent figures were those of In- structor Arthuro Snortin' and Mr. Burny Ski-Heil, the only member of the heart department willing to tear himself away from Wellesley. Mr. Ski- Heil ranted around making candid sketches of the participants and shout- ing his name to add atmosphere. The athletic honors were carried off by Mr. How-hard E. Winners, who nonchalantly hummed Beethoven's Second Move- ment from the Seventh Symphony as he tore down 70-foot ski-Jumps. A falling vote of thanks was ex- tended to Mr. Fo'ward E's Pulling and Mr. Well-fed Haul-away, who acted a£ a ski-tow in getting the participants back to the top of the hill. Miss Lizzie Howell obliged by using her hygieni- cally-expanded lungs in announcing events. EXTRA SOCIAL WHIRL ENVELOPS FACULTY WELLESLEYITES PLAN NORTH CAPE CRUISE iip ■••■• •. . , Hi ■*.■••>• «i ... Courtesy of Ihe Lake Waban Laundry Lett: Scene at the Billings Brawl for Miss Dicki Burder. Miss Dicki Burder is (unfortunately) behind the post. Flowers from the botany department. Right: A corner of the dining table at Miss Milly MacFeefee's banquet. Diners are left to right. Miss Mac- Feefee, Mr. Shufflefield, Misty Bank, Mr. Con Cocter, and Miss Hidebetter. College Deans Fete Miss Burder At Ball Miss Woe and Miss Oyesibrawl Arrange Floral Display for Debutante Affair Miss Carrot (Hlckie) Lark, steam- ship snoop for local ocean travelers, reports the following Wellesley sail- ings: The list of the steamship Tama 38 of the Lake Waban line leaving Monday, February 15, for a North Cape Cruise Includes Miss Mmra. Stall, Mrs. Sllzabeth Slodder, Miss Bamette Bluer, and Miss Julia O' Dorvls. Miss Lark reveals that these ladles make the trip with a common desire to es- cape the theoretical world at Swelles- ley and grapple with life on the North Cape. Among the passengers arriving at midnight of the same day aboard the steamship Macaita '39 from Miami Beach are Miss Louweez Coveracker, Miss Edna Muffet and Miss Judy Milllams. Miss Dicki Burder. one of Wellesley's most popular debbles, was feted last Saturday evening at Billings at one of the best brawls of the season. Miss Mary L, Foolidge, Mrs. Mary C. Stew- ing, and Miss Fannie Kapp, the deans of the college, collaborated to make this one of the happiest Ave hours of 1938 for the buds. Miss Burder received her guests in her customary brown shirt and storm trooper hat and this evening her cor- sage, sent to her by the members of the Spanish department, consisted of blue bachelor's buttons and clmbldium orchids which harmonized nicely with the blue of her eyes and the brown of her shirt. Standing in line with (he brownie debutante were, of course, the deans, each wearing a long brown night shirt out of deference to their guest of honor. Assisting at the dance many of the earlier debs of the season were to be seen. Miss Johanna Fullbeer and Miss Margaret Justfree of the German de- partment took the guests through the line. Little Miss Ada May Woe and Miss Sanita Oyesibrawl, who made her bow last Monday when nobody was looking, arranged the flowers In front of the organ. All the aides chose shirts of a nice tangerine shade to carry out Miss Burder's regimented motif. The seats had been removed from Billings auditorium so that there was ample room for dancing. Eddy Sncochin' at the organ kept the guests in a merry whirl of music between intermissions of half an hour. The rest of the or- chestra could be heard playing soft low chamber music In the balcony for those who did not wish to dance. The hit and run song hit of the evening seemed to be a tie between Night Over Shanghai, which was requested 301 times, and We're in the army now, which was chosen for the grand march. MAJORITY ASSOCIATION SPONSORS PERFORMANCE THE STAFF OF THE SWELLESLEY SNOOZE (SEE PAGE 2) IS ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT8 OF THIS ISSUE The Wellesley Seniority Majority association, which aids indolent stu- dents on probation to help pass away the Idle hours, sponsored a benefit performance of that "finished" pro- duction, Faculty- In -Formats (?}, last Friday evening, January 27, in Alum- nae hole. The proceeds from this benefit will go towards a scholarship fund which has been established to provide for those students whose work here is of such a quality that their presence on the campus Is found to be no longer desirable. Beneficiaries of this scholarship have their choice of spending a year at the Ypsilantl Hos- pital for the insane or a week in Bermuda. The committee on assign- ing the scholarships feels that equal benefits may be derived from either choice. Among the boxholders seen Friday evening were to be seen many illus- trious figures from around the camp- us. President Catherine Parker Mc- Afee sat in her own box looking bright in her lovely pink suit, as al- ways. Dean Gretchen Heald Coolldge, wearing her complete skunk coat, helped the president hold down the box. Accompanying the president and dean were also to be seen Dean Edar Fleming Ewlng, Dean Harriet Harrison Knapp, Recorder Frances Skinner Elliott, Dean Margaret Breen Wilson, Dean Katherine Forsyth Jones, and Dean Gwendolyn Wilder Robothan. LADIES SUPPORT HEART CAME IN COWER COURT A game of Hearts will be sponsored by the Ladles Afraid society In the Court of Cower, for the mutual en- joyment of the French and Italian departments. The game is planned for St. Valentine's day and Miss Youth Spark, when told of the plans, tittered that she hoped M. Abscond de Messy-hair would feel an awful beating in his game of hearts with Babe Rlella Bozo-no. The Ladles Afraid society plan to carry out the heart motif In the decorations. Andree Gruel and Mile. Francolse Roue will preside at a table decked not only with cards, but also with love birds perched on lacy val- Flunkum & Wipeout Guestbailer's Team Losers Recuperate Following Love- Love Ping Pong Set; Winners Swipe Balls After a most thrilling battle in the national semi-mixed doubles ping- pong tournament, Mr. Guestballer of the heart department Is recuperating at his home. His partner Mr. Psymthe Is in a similar situation. Their op- ponents, Mr. Johnny Flunkum and Miss Sellen Plodsom of the Stronomony department, walked off with not only every set (score love-love, love-love, love-love), but also with the en- tire supply of ping-pong balls. Mr. Flunkum has recently devised a new method for his students in Strono- mony 010 In which the small white spheres will take a prominent part, representing the moon, planets, aster- olds, and other heavenly bodies. Mr. Guestballer did all In his power to persuade Mr. Flunkum and Miss Plodson from disrupting the tourna- ment but in vain. Mr. Psmythe's powers of persuasion also met their Waterloo. The first six hours of the tourna- ment were spent in argument and dis- cussion of the relative merits of the fountain-pen grip and the tennis- racket grip, Mr. Guestballer held out for the latter; Mr. Psmythe for the former. Mr. Flunkum and Miss Plod- som remained undecided and used both methods, Interchangeably. Following Is a blow by blow descrip- tion of the first 11 games: Flunkum leads with a left, Guestballer inter- cepts the blow and returns it with a powerful smash to his opponent's chin, Plodsom rushes in, hurls a straight- arm. It Is received by Psmythe who lands a swift uppercut on the paddle of Flunkum, entlne frills. "Edle" Belcher and Ban- gelone la Piano will vie In the car- diac field with Midge H. Dlddilsley. Those persons wishing to exercise their cupidity for the heart-y food will be welcome. Those persons more Interested In other angles, or Is it curves, of the heart situation, are urged to show their Interest with reservations. Call Loveland O O U 2 and signify your Intentions to "Cupld-with-the-bow" by saying, "Oh, Shoot it — I" Miss MacFeefee Emerges At Tea Swellesley's Attractive Deb Employs College's Males for New Receiving Line WEARS KELLERMAN MODEL Musto I. Squealrighr, Bessie Common Preside Over Refectory Table in Glamorous Regalia Wellesley socialites enjoyed the big- gest event of the season Sunday afternoon, January 30, when pretty Milly MacFeefee made her bow to society. "Wellesley has been pre- sented with many things." said Miss MacFeefee, "buildings, books, paint- ings, doors, and now me." BOTANY DECORATION The spectacular event was held In the ballroom of Alumnae hole, the walls of which were banked with flowers which had been received by the charming bud. The east wall was dressed In a species of under- water flora recently raised by the botany department. The botanists wrote that they hoped the contribu- tion would suit the motif of decora- tion chosen by mik$ MacFeefee, but added that that was all they had on hand anyway what with the Januai. thaw and all. Although not her original plan, Miss MacFeefee, with the tact for which she Is famous, wore a black serge and taffeta Annette Kellerman, worn In past years by Mrs. Durant when bathing In Lake Waban. The arrangement not only saved the bot- any department considerable embar- rassment, but lent a touch of the traditional to the scene. Miss Mac- Feefee carried a bouquet of cosmos sent by the philosophy department. STAG LINE Always a creature of contrasts Miss MacFeefee altered the customary pro- cedure for debutantes, cast tradition aside, and had a stag line receive with her, which included Dr. Teddy Stagger, Mr. Freeland Jinx, Mr. John (Is everybody happy?) Fair, Mr. Alfle Shufflefield, and Mr. Holmes Sweet Holmes, all clad In white ties and stuffed shirts. The group made a pretty picture as they stood among the potted plants In the north corner, black and white against a soft background of Mr. B. Wary Greene, playing variations on a theme from Dipsydoodle on the mighty gas-pipe organ. The room was a kaleidoscopic pic- ture of beauty and color, as the many gaily dressed faculty and students moved about three quarters of the room (one quarter being left for a modern dancing class that someone forgot to change). MISTY BANK Among the debs present were: Misty Bank, the star of many a Junior league show, who drifted In In a cloud of tulle, simply cut to provide diaphragmatic control; Miss Dlckl Burder, In a brown shirt and storm trooper hat— ("It vas raining und helling ven I left," she said). Miss Hidebetter wore a simply cut shroud. "I wouldn't be seen dead in this," she said. Mr. Con Cocter arrived in his bathrobe and had to be sent home. "I cant seem to remember clothes and cues," he sighed. Mrs. Musta L Squealrlght presided over the tea table, simply attired in a blue slip. Opposite her was Miss Bessie Common of the heckonomlcs department, clad In a stock model with surplus profits. PROGRESSIVE DINNER Towards evening the receiving party ^Continued on Page 3, Col. 3) SWELLESLEY SNOOZE SWELLESLEY SNOOZE PUBLISHED FEBRUARY, 19S8 (ONCE IS ENOUGH) H. Jabdine Spatchelder Big, big, big. big, boss Pacnes P. Smerkins E. W. Stanswahdjq Demma Sinkdjcer Hedith Shamilton Cedith Sponson A. D. Shufflefield T. H. Male Blotter Haura Libberd Bloomis Selen Hard Shuchxs A. K. Drueu Batherine Calderston Mertha Bohica Learns Wella Knmo Hace E. Gawk Wevelyn Dwells Big, big, big boss Big, big boss Big boss Boss Little Boss Drama Critic Special Writer Critic no. 1 Critic no. 2 Critic no. 3 Critic no. 4 Critic no. 5 Critic no. C Critic no. 7 Critic no. 8 Special Writer Appraises Faculty Show Disagreeing With Drama Critic The entire student body attended the stupendous performance of Fac- ulty-ln-Formals(?) last Friday night at Alumnae hole. Wellesley's faculty deserves the highest commendation for the unusually fine production of one act plays which constituted the.r quadrennial histrionic appearance. First of all Misty Banke deserves great credit for her spendld Job of directing. She also showed excel- lent taste particularly in the costum- ing. The green pompon on Miss Chew C. Wilson's hat was most effec- tive In revealing her personality; Miss Chew C. played the role of Mrs. Hopley In The Long Distance Call. To mention other flowers Mrs. Letlt- snow Phyatt's pink and blue wreath added a delicate note to her portrayal of an exemplary wife and mother. The quartet or Klrbys gave a pro- fessional performance, trained In Misty Banke's Worse Squeaking choir by Juanita Pane of the screech de- partment. Particularly outstanding was the performance of Horace Sequelra's Witch Doctor. During the course of the play It became Increasingly ap- parent that both Miss Dorothy Menace and Miss Mmm Stall had missed their respective callings. Mr. B. Wary Greene's Interpre- tation of the young lover, Miss Milly MacFeefee's appearance as Mr. Jinx' wife, Mr. Con Cocter In both his roles and Ml&s Hay Wart's miracu- lous transformation Into little boy Arthur did not go unappreciated. All In all Faculty-ln-Formals(?) was an appropriate prelude to the next two weeks of unadulterated bliss for both the faculty and the students. A. D. snufflefleld '00. Household Hints from Hunger Hall THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD by Pcnnybetter Salamander Mock-cheery Pie 3 cups pitted cheer 1 cup sweetness 1 tsp. season's greetings a pinch of sarcasm Put in a deep dish and cover with a thin layer of laughter. Mid -year Muffins % cup intelligence 2 cups logic 1 cup reason 3 large good luck charms 1 tsp. optimism a grain of common sense a dash of humor CORRECT CONNOTATIONS by Mrs. Musta I. Squealright — Cower Court When students come In after 1 a. m. say This Not This You might as well go back That will be five irregular- and spend the rest of the lties and a week of social night out. pro. When students make applications for blue slips say This Not This You are quite sure you are Sorry but you have no feeling well enough to at- excuse for missing that tend classes today? quiz. FASHION PLATES by Risabella Roster— Olive Oil Hall GAMES FOR GIRLISH GAIETY by Cherry Haymound— Raienova Hall Parlor Pounce. + Parlor Pounce is a relatively stupid pastime for undeveloped minds. It must be played on the floor and only during exam period, preferably Im- mediately before. It takes a great deal of vigor, so a pound of fudge should be provided along with a pack of cards. The rules are based en- tirely on Individual whims. The scor- ing is done with toothpicks on a window screen. The prizes should be nebulous and ethereal, preferably smoke rings. BEAUTY BETS FROM BOSTON by Mamie Jelly— Bafflln' Hall Better Bath Beauty For added refreshment In the bath add half a package of powdered mustard. Stimulates and restores youth. Hair-line Hilarities Have you tried the dashing new surf board wave? Brush the hair straight up from the forehead, place two-Inch cardboard under It, and let curls fall In waves behind. The ears being shell-shaped Increase the illusion of a shore line. For mldjears the latest costume Is white ducks with contrasting colored ski Jackets. Black wool socks and sneakers are coming Into fashion. The headdress should vary with the weather, a hair ribbon for rainy days and a kerchief if It's pleasant. The newest party wear for that all important breakfast date or that early morning roller-coaster ride is violet and chartreuse checkerboard pajama set. Red bows trim the neck and sleeves. HINTFUL HEALTHS by Carillon Gritten— Perseverance Hall Wash the hair dally and rinse with mouthwash to dispel that wistful feeling. Soaking the small toes In Ice-water Is an excellent cure for headache, colds, scarlet fever, and broken thumbs. Be sure to stand on the head two hours every morning before dressing, on General principles. Another column carries a review of last Friday's production by the Fac- ulty players of Faculty-ln-Formals ( 1 ) , a series of one act plays, a review which will do ample Justice to the felicities of the performance. Surely the college community has every rea- son to be grateful for the rare op- portunity of seeing in performance the otherwise staid and solemn mentors of Wellesley's academic atmosphere. Students of human psychology in gen- eral and of academic psychology in particular are aware of the sharp dif- ferences between the Impression made by a professor in his lecture from the scholar's rostrum and the same pro- fessor revealing his unconscious half on the theatrical stage. I wish there were space here to dwell upon this grateful aspect of our late revels. But mine Is a more thankless task, undertaken in the best Interests, I hope, of the cause of the drama at Wellesley. I have referred to the revelation of a professor's personality on the stage in the above paragraph. I cannot help but wish that the revelation, unconscious though it was, had been made with an eye to its effects not so much on the students (they know us too well) as on the general public, which will Judge the faculty on the merits of that astonish- ingly crude performance last Friday. First, I object strongly to the In- clusion of Adolf Hitler in no matter what form or shape or size In the cast of a supposedly respectable play, The Long Distance Call. I believe both Clarence and Professor Con Cocter, who played the role of Clarence, would rebel at any association no matter how informal with Der Fuhrer. Even though the faculty discard its form- ality for the legitimate stage it should never for one moment forget its high task of developing among students a critical appreciation of elevating drama. No one of any intelligence would connect Hitler with that func- tion. It seems to me also that green pom- pons and pink and blue flowers rather overdo the haberdashery and millinery effects In costuming the play. Was It a matter of carelessness or ignorance that Mr. Phyatt referred to a map of Massachusetts In ascertaining the way to Newark? But perhaps the crudest mistake of all was the inclusion of the quartet in The Happy Journey. To sing Is one thing but to warble with- out any concern for pitch, rhythm or tune is quite another. In view of long years of experience I must continue to Insist, wearily as It may be, on the use of trained voices In musical Inter- ludes or on their complete exclusion altogether. The greatest dramatists have also Insisted on trained voices — Shakespeare and the Greek tragedians. If the faculty plays are to be given publicly, and I believe they should be so given, then they must be given as well as the faculty knows how. Surely we know better at Wellesley than to have other half-baked, melodramatic, crude charades. T. H. Male Blotter MISS MACFEEFEE COMES OUT AT SUMPTUOUS TEA Patronesses, Boxholders, Include Pres., Catherine Parker McAfee, Dean Gretchen Heald Coolidge (.Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) and some close friends had dinner. 8o as not to show favoritism, the dinner progressed from dormitory to dormitory (except Eliot which was having a cold supper, and was too far to go anyway). Alphabet soup was the first course, but all letters past D had been re- moved out of deference to the stu- dents. The main course was roast beef a la Cower Court, done to a burn. After the main course there was a show of hands for milk, which revealed that four out of live had it. The fifth was Mr. Holmes who did not show his hands since they were full MR. REFEREE'S NEW HOME A cozy view of Mr. Tom Referee's new home in Wellesley. Mr. Referee plans to hold open house regularly. Over The Transom By Lally Slanders It's your favorite snoop, folks. Flash I bringing you the slander of Flash! the day. Scandal while It Is scandal, culled from the lives of the Swellesley faculty. We see nothing, hear nothing, know nothing, and tell all. It Is rumored that a certain TskI eligible young bachelor of the Tsk! heart department has been sup- porting a member of the op- posite sex by the name of Betsey. It has been hinted that he has built his new model home for the aforemen- tioned Betsey. MR. TOM REFEREE OPENS AESTHETIC NEW HOUSE Illustrates Own Utilitarian Theory, Rules of Dynamic Symmetry; Emphasis on Decoration Mr. Tom Referee entertained with a delightful housewarmlng on Monday evening, January 31, celebrating the completion of his new home. The build- ing Is, Mr. Referee explained, designed according to laws of dynamic symmetry, and Illustrates his own theories of art. Outwardly, the small brown cottage does not resemble the cathedral at Rhelms, but Mr. Referee admitted to his friends that It has the same balance and emotional appeal. "Or perhaps," he continued, "a smaller monument like Salnte Chapelle." The house laces a court, and has large casement windows facing a brook, an Interesting vista enhanced by the rhythmic line of birch trees. Mr. Referee's guests were enthusiastic In their praise of the game room, where a strenuous bout of tiddly-winks di- verted several of the more apathetic. Oak colored walls are used upstairs, and in the guest room, modernistic waTipaper. Mr. Referee's charming dog, Betty, received with him. She made a lovely picture, the creamy mopplshness of her luxuriant coat catching the accent of cream dots in the brown wall paper of the living room, the cream-colored curtains and couch, and vividly con- trasting with the cool Jade green of the deep-piled rugs. This room Is centered about a surrealistic painting over the fireplace. Mr. Referee claims It Is a nude. The dining room Is designed on the perpendicular; this theme Is reflected In the striped curtains and the absence of chairs. The bedroom, on the other hand, Is in the best horizontally Romanesque tradition, having two beds. Several guests were heard to remark upon the unusual amount of closet space and the convenience of the kitchen, detecting a feminine hand (possibly Betty's) . Delicious refreshments, Including thin slides of the lesser known Italian painters on toasted English roll colls, were served by Mr. Referee to his many well-wishers. of chop bones for his dog. The meal was complemented by A A corn bread, dandled sweet potatoes and Harvard beets. For dessert a large mousse was brought In which considerably frightened several people. Professor Larry Psmythe, of Ouch! the money and banking Psmythes, is suffering from Athelete's Eye, contracted when he was hit in the eye by a ping pong ball propelled by Professor Blotter, in a recent tournament game. Professor Candy Scampbeli of Scoop! the heart department will spend next scemester in Scantloch, scooping In the Interests of scarchaelogy. Professor B. Wary Reene Caught in Is being blackmailed by the Act! an unknown member of the student body who has a picture of him in a compromising position with a feminine faculty mem- ber, snapped during that gala social event of the winter season. Faculty In-Formals. Miss M 1 1 1 y MacFeef ee. Naughty! prominent debutante, claims Naughty! that she was Insulted by on unknown member of the Libel department who told her to "shut up." The MacFeefee family has brought suit against the Libel depart- ment; the case will be heard at the next meeting of the Supreme Court. Mr. Hllip Phyatt and Mrs. Oh! Oh! Letltsnow Phyatt, separated after their Happy Journey on grounds of Imponcatlblllty, are contesting In court for the custody of their young son, Arthur. Professor Pagnes Smerk- Too Bad! ens of the Novel depart- ment is confined to her home after a nervous relapse. Inves- tigation of the case by Dr. Van Ton- issen, eminent psychiatrist, revealed that the professor's condition was the direct result of a split infinitive. That's all, folks. More next Flash! time. This Is Lolly Slanders, Flash! signing off. Take It away. RABBIT INSURES GOOD FORTUNE FOR FEBRUARY The Association of Rabblt-Rabblters is happy to announce that the month of February has been started well on Its way by a unanimous declaration of "Rabbit-rabbit" at 6 am. on Tues- day morning, February 1. The associa- tion has generously agreed to extend the benefits from the declaration to all members of the college community during the month of February. METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY MARCH 24 - APRIL 2 MARCH 24— Otello: Rethberg, Martinelll. Tlbbett. MARCH 25— Tristan und Isolde: Flagstad. Melchlor. MARCH 26. matinee — Don Giovanni: Giannlni, Crooks, Plnza. MARCH 26. evening— Carmen: Costogna, Burke, Klepura, Brownlee. MARCH 28— Parsifal: Flagstad, Melchlor. MARCH 29— La Boheme: Sayao. Bodanya. Plnza. MARCH 30, matinee— Die Walkuere: Flagstad, Rethberg, Melchlor. MARCH 30, evening— Barber of Seville: Lily Pons. Chamlee. Plnza. MARCH 31— Der Roscnkavatier : Lotte Lehmann. Stueckgold. List APRIL 1 — Romeo and Juliet: Sayao, Crooks, Plnza. APRIL 2. motinee— Lohengrin: Flagstad. Melchlor. APRIL 2. evening— Alda: Rethberg. Martinelll. Plnza. WELLESLEY THEATRE TICKET ACENCY Wellesley Thrift Shop, 34 Church Street, Wellesley Telephone Wellesley 0915 Hours: 9 to 5:30 Tickets to all Boston attractions. Service 25c a ticket.